Date: October 27, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Cabrera-Bello soars to Shanghai summit

A faultless round of 67 lifted Rafael Cabrera-Bello into a share of the lead with Luke Guthrie on the penultimate day of the BMW Masters in Shanghai, while Australian Marcus Fraser is five shots off the pace. Guthrie led by four overnight at eight under but could only muster a level-par 72 in his third round following bogeys at the 16th and 18th on Saturday. His struggles were in sharp contrast to Cabrera-Bello, who avoided any dropped shots and collected five birdies to reach the summit of the leaderboard at the Lake Malaren Golf Club. “I started with two birdies today, which was good. It gave me confidence straightaway, and then I just stayed calm, one shot at a time, and today it worked,” said the Spaniard. “I&aposm happy; I&aposm proud; I&aposm confident and I&aposm enjoying the tournament so far, so hopefully I can keep those feelings and take them on to the golf course with me, go out there, play my best and enjoy.” Guthrie made it to 10 under with birdies at the second and eighth, but gradually slipped back to the field thereafter. Despite that, the American remained satisfied with his position. “At the beginning of the week, if I was going into the fourth round tied for the lead, I&aposd have taken it,” explained Guthrie. “I&aposm tied for the lead going into tomorrow and I&aposm excited.” Gonzalo Fernando-Castano and Gregory Bourdy each matched Cabrera s 67 to reach seven and six under respectively, the latter also keeping a bogey off his card. Scott Jamieson, Paul Casey and Craig Lee sit a shot behind Bourdy at five under, but Race to Dubai leader Henrik Stenson went round in 79 and dropped to nine over. Fraser is the best-placed Australian following his round of 70, which sees him tied for 10th at three under alongside Peter Uihlein (69), Lee Westwood (70) and Bernd Wiesberger (69). Compatriot Brett Rumford (75) is one over for the tournament, while Matthew Griffin (74) is three shots further back. Meanwhile, a worse fate befell Simon Dyson, who was disqualified prior to round three after an incident on the eighth hole on Friday. Dyson, one off the lead at halfway, was adjudged to have touched the line of his putt after marking his ball – a breach of rule 16.1a in the Rules of Golf.